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Dassault Mercure 100

Fri Feb 06, 2004 9:36 pm


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Anyone with Information on this Aircraft.It looks similiar to a B737.
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RE: Dassault Mercure 100

Fri Feb 06, 2004 10:23 pm

The airplane was only bought and operated by Air Inter of France. I did get the opportunity to see one in Miami around 1975 while they were on a sales tour. The plane was flown by Eastern Airlines Management pilots and they liked the airplane very much. At that time, Eastern was a big DC-9 operator and really didn't have the need for 2 different airplanes that would basically fly the same routes.
I believe the airplane was powered by JT8D-9 turbofan engines and only about 20 were built.
 
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RE: Dassault Mercure 100

Sat Feb 07, 2004 12:16 pm

Ten were built, or was it 12?
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RE: Dassault Mercure 100

Sat Feb 07, 2004 5:11 pm

Check out the following links...ah, the miracle of Google...

http://airtransportbiz.free.fr/Aircraft/Mercure2.html

http://airtransportbiz.free.fr/Technique/TechMercure.html

Hope those help,
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RE: Dassault Mercure 100

Sat Feb 07, 2004 7:33 pm

Guys.. I know this has been discussed 1000 times over.. but after seeing one in person when i was studying in france back in my college days.. i was convinced i met the A-320's long lost twin... and seeing the CFM-56 powered -200 model really brings it down....


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RE: Dassault Mercure 100

Sun Feb 08, 2004 3:45 am

Flew on one from Gatwick to CDG in the late eighties, just to tick the box. They operated for a while on behalf of Air France. It had a factory fitted HUD.

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RE: Dassault Mercure 100

Sun Feb 08, 2004 6:25 am

It seems I have read somewhere that the Mercure and the A-320 shared the exact same fuselage cross section design. Can anybody confirm this?

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RE: Dassault Mercure 100

Sun Feb 08, 2004 6:53 am

It seems I have read somewhere that the Mercure and the A-320 shared the exact same fuselage cross section design. Can anybody confirm this?

Well, if you look at the link I gave above and then go to Airbus.com, you'd see that the Mercure 100 has a cabin width of 3.66 m while the 320's is 3.7 m. Pretty similar, but if you're talking exact...

No data was given for the Mercure 200, so perhaps the 200 is the one that's the same?

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